Astronomers find pairs of black holes at the centers of merging galaxies

For the first time, a team of astronomers has observed several pairs of galaxies in the final stages of merging together into single, larger galaxies. Peering through thick walls of gas and dust surrounding the merging galaxies' messy cores, the research team captured pairs of supermassive black holes—each of which once occupied the center of one of the two original smaller galaxies—drawing closer together before they coalescence into one giant black hole.

Astronomers find pairs of black holes at the centers of merging galaxies

For the first time, a team of astronomers has observed several pairs of galaxies in the final stages of merging together into single, larger galaxies. Peering through thick walls of gas and ...

Wed 7 Nov 18 from Phys.org

Galaxy NGC 3319 may host an active intermediate-mass black hole, study finds

Chinese astronomers report new findings regarding the central region of a nearby galaxy known as NGC 3319. The researchers found an active intermediate-mass black hole candidate residing in ...

Mon 5 Nov 18 from Phys.org

Galaxy mergers hide ravenous supermassive black holes

Galaxy mergers create gas cloud that hides glowing supermassive black hole.

13 hours ago from Ars Technica

End of days? Telescope images reveal what happens when galaxies collide

Scientists have managed to capture, for the first time, a series of images showing what happens when galaxies collide and merge together, causing a massive explosion and supermassive black holes ...

Thu 8 Nov 18 from FOXNews

A black hole TEN times heavier than the sun is spinning at almost the speed of light

Observation's from Nasa's Chandra telescope and India's AstroSat found the black hole is spinning at 90 per cent of the speed of light and sucking up dust, gas and other celestial debris.

Thu 8 Nov 18 from Daily Mail

Supermassive black hole pairs imaged in merging galactic cores

The same should happen six billion years from now when the Milky Way merges with Andromeda.

Thu 8 Nov 18 from ZME Science

Pairs of supermassive black holes are spotted at the centre of two galaxies

The black holes were tracked by experts at the University of Maryland as the celestial objects drew closer together before they fused into one giant black hole.

Wed 7 Nov 18 from Daily Mail

Supermassive Black Holes Collide in First-Ever Views of Galactic Merger Final Stages

For the first time, astronomers have observed the final stages of galactic mergers, peering through thick walls of gas and dust to see pairs of supermassive black holes drawing closer together ...

Wed 7 Nov 18 from SPACE.com

Crunching Black Holes Caught Mid-act via NASA Near-infrared

Thu 8 Nov 18 from Laboratory Equipment

Astronomers unveil growing black holes in colliding galaxies

Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 08, 2018 Peering through thick walls of gas and dust surrounding the messy cores of merging galaxies, astronomers are getting their best view yet of close pairs of ...

Thu 8 Nov 18 from SpaceDaily

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